| ||1 || bunch (4 to 5 cups) lacinato kale (also sold as dinosaur kale) |
| ||1 || Tbsp. olive oil |
| ||½ || tsp. salt |
| ||¼ || tsp. red-pepper flakes (optional) |
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- With a sharp knife, remove the stem and middle rib of each kale leaf so that all you have left are leaves. Wash the leaves, then dry thoroughly, preferably in a salad spinner. With a knife, cut the leaves into small pieces (ideally 3 inches long, 2 inches wide).
- Transfer the leaves to a medium mixing bowl and add the olive oil, salt, and red-pepper flakes (if using). With your hand, coat the leaves with the seasonings; the leaves will glisten a bit.
- Place the kale in a single layer on a baking sheet, giving the leaves plenty of room to roast. Cook for 8 minutes, maybe a few seconds more. Remove from the oven and enjoy.
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